Sport Aguero: Seat belt saved me

16:52  12 october  2017
16:52  12 october  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Aguero thankful that his injuries weren't more severe

  Aguero thankful that his injuries weren't more severe Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been discussing how he feels that his seatbelt prevented him from suffering even more severe injuries in his recent car crash. The Argentina international has returned to light training having cracked his rib in Amsterdam a fortnight ago, when returning from a concert in a taxi. Aguero spoke to Argentinian media, as quoted by the Independent, and admitted that he feels relieved to be able to look back on the accident without any permanent physical damage caused. “When I got to the hospital I asked the doctor if I could play for City on the Saturday. He said, ‘I don’t believe so’.” “I took a moment to think and realised it’s thanks to wearing a seat-belt that I’m able to talk about this at all.” The former Atletico Madrid man has been in superb form in the opening stages of the season and the injury came as a blow to both him and Manchester City as a whole. However, the team have pushed on in his absence, and remain unbeaten at the top of the Premier League table after seven games. Aguero faces a race against the clock if he wishes to be fit for City’s home clash against Stoke on Saturday afternoon, but is expected to be eased back into action anyway.

The 29-year-old suffered a broken rib in the incident but the striker admits it could have been an even worse outcome had he not been wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision. Footage of the scene after Aguero 's car crash in Amsterdam.

Aguero was saved by his seat belt when the Crysler PT Cruiser he was being driven in to the airport careered into a post. Despite facing and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea at the weekend, the City ace went to see Colombian pop star Maluma in Holland.

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits he is lucky to have escaped with only a broken rib from a recent car crash in the Netherlands.

The Argentina international was ruled out his country's must-win World Cup Qualifier against Ecuador after a taxi in which he was travelling in Amsterdam struck a pillar.

The 29-year-old suffered a broken rib in the incident but the striker admits it could have been an even worse outcome had he not been wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision.

"When I got to the hospital I asked the doctor if I could play for City on the Saturday [against Stoke]. He said, 'I don't believe so'," Aguero told Argentine broadcaster TyC Sports.

"I took a moment to think and realised it's thanks to wearing a seat belt that I'm able to talk about this at all."

Aguero flew back to Manchester for treatment after the incident and was unable to link up with his international team-mates for their crucial qualifier against Ecuador as a result.

However, a hat-trick from Lionel Messi secured Argentina a 3-1 win in Quito on Wednesday night and ensured Jorge Sampaoli's side a spot at next summer's tournament in Russia.

Aguero facing six weeks out of action .
Sergio Aguero’s rib injury could keep him sidelined for longer than what was first anticipated. According to Argentina’s national team doctor, as cited by the Belfast Telegraph, the Manchester City striker could be facing around six weeks out of action. It was initially reported that Aguero would return within around a month, but it appears as though it will be a little while longer before he is available for Pep Guardiola’s men. Donato Villani had this to say about Aguero’s condition, and it doesn’t bode well for the former Atletico Madrid striker: “He’s feeling very bad because he was really looking forward to coming to play and this incident, which had nothing to do with him, left him out of the two games.” “He’s going to be off the pitch for a month and a half. He can’t move in his house, nor get in and out of the car. He seemed very down to me because we wanted to be here.” Aguero would miss a number of key games for City if Villani’s suggestions are proven to be correct. These games include the club’s Champions League group stage double header against Napoli. The experienced Argentina international suffered a broken rib following a concert in Amsterdam, as his taxi crashed into a pole late in the evening. Aguero will now hope to recover in a swift manner.

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